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Becoming a new parent is full of new experiences and joys, but it is also full of challenges and struggles. Research has also shown that it also comes with a sense of isolation and loneliness. In fact, the majority of new parents reported feeling cut off from friends and family and feeling lonely in their new role as parents. However, it is important to remember that you do not have to do this alone! There are people and professionals ready to support you. #parent #newborn #newmom #newdad #baby
It is well-known that repeatedly exposing children to a variety of foods will increase their likelihood to accept and eat a balanced diet and get the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. However, many parents often make the mistake of believing that this beneficial food exposure only occurs when they serve their children food. In reality, we all interact with food in so many different ways on a daily basis. If you have a picky eater at home, download my FREE picky eating e-book. #picky #kids
Every journey and goal begins with one step. However, it can often feel like the biggest or hardest step to take. At Milestones Pediatric & Maternal Nutrition, the first step to improve you and your family's health begins with one free phone call. Schedule your free discovery call today.
As a parent or caregiver, you may often find yourself worrying about and caring for others and putting your own needs to the side. However, constantly putting your needs to the side can leave you physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. It is important to remember that you are a part of your family, which means that in order to properly care for your family, you need to take care of yourself, both mind and body, as well! #selfcare #selflove #mother #mom #family
Our society loves to label food. We have “good foods” vs “bad foods,” “healthy foods” vs “junk foods,” and “the right way to eat” vs “the wrong way to eat.” When we describe the food we eat in this way, we are often describing our behaviors or ourselves. I’ve heard adults say, “I was so good all week and then I ruined it by eating X last night.” And I’ve heard children describe themselves as “bad,” because they ate a food their parents said was a “bad food.” #food #health #junkfood
Can I ask you a personal question? Have you ever blamed yourself for your child's food allergies? If you have, you are not alone. I have sadly heard countless moms unnecessarily blame themselves for their children's food allergies. The truth is that food allergies can be caused by a multitude of factors and, even, researchers haven't fully figured out why food allergies develop in the first place. #foodallergies #allegies #peanutfree
Your infertility does not define you. You are no less of a woman, wife, daughter, or person, because your body did not get the message that you wanted to have a baby. You are still you and still an amazing person, even if you are struggling to get or unable to get pregnant. #infertility #ivf #hope #woman
We are all different, including babies, and that is beautiful. Babies come in all different sizes and shades and with so many different personalities. Some are better sleepers, others are more talkative, some are easy-going, and others are more spirited. It is important not to compare your baby to your friend’s baby or your sister’s baby when looking at habits, growth, and development.
Picky eating is a common problem during childhood. It is estimated that 25-35% of children are selective eaters. There are many reasons for why kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers, are picky eaters. The biggest reason is that learning to eat and enjoy a variety of foods, especially fruits and vegetables, takes time! In fact, many of us, adults, are still learning to love fruits and vegetables. #picky #pickyeating #pickyeater #toddler #preschooler #fruit #vegetable
You are not a before. You are not some pre-perfect version of yourself that cannot live or be loved until some change happens. You are perfectly you in all of your imperfectness. So live, dream, love, and be loved, because you are worthy just as you are. You are not a before, you are a now.
In order to be able to care for your family and the people you love, you need to first take care of yourself. We have all heard this at one point or another, but it can be easier said than done. If you have children or are the caregiver for someone else, it can be hard to take time for yourself and when you do find the time you mind may be thinking about all the things you “should” be doing instead. #selfcare #selflove #mom #mother
Hope is a simple, 4-letter word. However, if you are struggling with infertility, hope can be a hard word. It can be hard to maintain hope when it seems like the odds are against you or when the results are not want you wanted. But remember infertility warriors, keep hope alive. If you feel that you have lost hope, remember that all things lost can be found. Find your tribe, build your support system, and get health professional that support your dreams. #infertility #niaw2020 #hope
It's National Infertility Awareness Week! This week is dedicated to empowering women and helping change the conversation around infertility. So that's exactly what I am going to do this week! For all women struggling with infertility, I am here to support you. Wherever you are in your journey, I will work to provide you with evidenced-based nutrition advice and give you hope that you can improve your fertility. If you are interested in nutrition counseling, sign up for an appointment today.
This is your reminder that you do not have to do it all! It's okay if your house is a mess, you cannot reminder the last time you washed your hair, you are not working out enough, or your kids are watching too much tv. Life is crazy, busy, and messy. You do not have to be the person that can do it all!
Food is something that we all need. It is essential for survival. Food is not a reward to be earned! However, I have seen several people post about how they are turning their pantry into a vending machine, where snacks are only able to be obtained when their children earn enough money to buy them. This is not healthy behavior. Find out how this can harm your children and what to do instead. #food #kidsfood #toddlerfood #snacks
“No” is one of those words that we sometimes have trouble saying. We don’t want to be mean or hurt people’s feelings. Sometimes, we have just said “no” so much that we just give in and say “yes.” Other times, it is just easier to say “yes.” But it’s okay to say “no.” You can say “no” and still be a good person with a kind heart, but just someone that values their time and knows their limits. Learn how just saying "no" can actually help your kids. #sayno #kids #mom
All moms want to be the perfect mom for their kids; however, the perfect mom does not exist. Your child doesn’t need perfection. They need you, because you are their mom. So to all the moms out there feeling overwhelmed, especially now that your kids are in your house 24/7, just do your best and you might even realize that you are pretty darn close to perfect just as you are.
Trying to get pregnant is a journey that requires a lot of hope and grit. However, the decision to care for yourself and seek help to improve your chances of conceiving is parenting. Nutrition can have a significant impact on you and your partner’s ability to conceive. If you want nutrition advice to improve your chances of conceiving, sign up for a nutrition appointment today by following the link. . Nutrition appointments are currently for North Carolina residents only.
Your infertility does not define you. You are no less of a woman, wife, daughter, or person, because your body did not get the message that you wanted to have a baby. You are still you and still an amazing person, even if you are struggling to get or unable to get pregnant.